Objectives

After taking this course professionals and parents will be able to:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of poor self-regulation

  • Recognise the impact of poor emotional regulation on engagement in daily activities

  • Develop a better understanding of the neurological skills and components that support calm, organised and independent behaviour

  • Describe a range of executive functioning skills (e.g. planning, organization, time-management) strategies that could be used to support the child's emotional regulation and independence at home or in school

  • identify how to individualise and tailor the strategies to the needs of the child and family

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Learning objectives

    • Course overview

    • Terms of Agreement and Disclaimer

  • 2

    Welcome to the course!

    • Welcome to the course

    • How to use this course

  • 3

    Module 1 - Why are some children struggle to maintain attention, focus, sit still and organise themselves?

    • Lesson 1.1 Signs and symptoms of poor self-regulation in the classroom

    • Reflective practice - Assignment 1

    • Lesson 1.2 What is self-regulation

    • Lesson 1. 3 Executive function & Self-Regulation - Center on Child Development Harvard University

    • Shared Learning - Assignment 2

  • 4

    Module 2 - The importance of physical and sensory regulation to enhance the child's ability to calm and engage in activities

    • Lesson 2.0 Module overview

    • Lesson 2.1 Physical Regulation

    • The Importance of Sleep in Promoting Children’s Health and Wellbeing and Regulation – NCSE

    • Lesson 2.2 Learning Assignment Instructions

    • Reflective practice - Assignment 3: Sensory-Motor Checklist

    • Lesson 2.3 Signs & symptoms of sensory processing difficulties in the classroom

    • Lesson 2.4 Our sensory systems

    • Lesson 2. 5- What are Sensory Issues

    • Lesson 2.6 Sensory processing from a child's perspective

    • Lesson 2.7 Activities that can help the child to calm their arousal

    • Lesson 2.8 Strategies to support effective sensory regulation

    • Movement break activity idea – a

    • Movement break activity idea – b

    • Movement break activity idea – c

    • Movement break activity idea – d

    • In class sensory based regulation activity

    • Additional Resources - Sensory Processing Information for Parents: NCSE Resource

    • Using scissors skills as a tactile sensory activity

  • 5

    Module 3 - Understanding emotional regulation and identifying different strategies to support emotional regulation

    • Lesson 3.1 Emotional Regulation

    • Reflective practice- Assignment 4 -Emotion regulation strategies quiz

    • Lesson 3.2 Breathing activities to support emotional regulation

    • Lesson 3.3 Sand play as an emotional regulation activity

  • 6

    Module 4 - Executive functioning skills - how these brain skill affect emotional regulation and independence: Strategies to support engagement, learning and inclusion

    • Lesson 4.1 Strategies to support executive functioning

    • Reflective practice - Assignment 5 Gathering information on the child's executive functioning abilities

  • 7

    Module 5 - Setting up the home and school environment to enhance self-regulation for the child

    • Lesson 5.1 Environmental strategies to support self-regulation

    • Lesson 5.2 Using visuals to support self-regulation

    • Lesson 5.3 Using timers to support self-regulation

    • Lesson 5.4 Impact of environment on organisation

    • How can the environment promote movement within the classroom - NCSE Resource

    • Reflective Practice - Assessment 6 - Consolidating learning in line with SSE-Six Step process

  • 8

    Course completion

    • Participant Evaluation Form

    • Thank you

    • EPV Certificate

Instructor(s)